Lunada Canyon Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Rancho Palos Verdes, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This trail is more for a work out than a hike. The views of the ocean are nice, but the trail is pretty short. The trailhead starts from a residential dead end and like the Del Cerro trails, this trail is the type where it's just a stroll in the beginning and you suffer last with the uphill. Overall this trail is easy. However, there is one section of the trail where there is a very steep drop off. It was a little unexpected since the majority of the trail has a very gentle grade, but this specific section would probably make this trail moderate in difficulty. I had to take baby steps to go down, and going up was quite scary too since it was so steep. I thought it was steeper than the Rim Trail at nearby Del Cerro. However, this part is really short so once you pass this section, everything else shouldn't be too bad. You do have to pass the sewer several times so the smell was a bit disturbing when passing. If you go beyond the trailhead and continue along the residential streets to Hesse Park, you can make a nice uphill training course.